Cities across Canada and the U.S. are facing similar issues and looking for smart solutions to provide enhanced services to residents and create a competitive advantage.
The Federal Smart Cities Challenge has produced an opportunity to share insights and collaborate.
Through its 3rd Annual Smart Cities Summit, the Board will act as a global hub to connect international experts, local and national business influencers and city builders for a day of dialogue, networking and idea-sharing based around Canadian cities’ experiences in the Federal Smart Cities Challenge.
Speakers and attendees will share key insights from competing Canadian cities. The Board will bring in international experts to share best practices from globally-recognized smart cities, as well as explore the latest plans for Sidewalk Toronto.
The summit is an opportunity for participants to support the Board’s mission to be connectors for─and with─the business community as well as our summit objective of turning ideas into action by showcasing Canada’s smart cities ecosystem from coast to coast.
• 250+ city-builders, business leaders & government officials
• 65% are decision-makers
• Civic leaders representing short-listed Canadian municipalities
• International business delegations of smart cities leaders, such as Fukuoka, Japan
• The Smart Cities Challenge will award $300 million over 11 years to municipalities who develop a smart cities approach to their civic challenges
• By 2020, the global market for smart solutions will be $1.5 trillion (equivalent to Canada’s GDP)
• By deploying smart technology, the City of Toronto could save $1.2 billion and create 19,000 new jobs over 10 years